2/7/16

Balkanized

Hi everybody! Sorry I've not been able to post very regularly. Life's been keeping me busy. But here's a two-parter for you!

Enjoy. :)


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    1. Thanks, Erin! That means a lot. Thanks for commenting. :)

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  2. Really interesting... I'd love to see a follow up to this.

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    1. Me too, Kitty. I already have some ideas formulating. :D

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  3. this was great hope to see more

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  4. Great story! Enjoyed this edge of the seat story Emory, hope things settle down for you so that we can see more of
    your great work regularly.

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  5. He went to Pristina, "a war-torn shithole of a country".
    Go fuck yourself. Don't pick a random city you heard about online and shit on it when you've never been there or know a thing about it.

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    1. Er... I didn't? I thought it was obvious this took place a little while after the Kosovo War.

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    2. Anon, there's a literary device called a narrator. It's used to present a viewpoint rather than objective facts.

      So, I'd say "Go fuck yourself," but clearly you've already achieved that given the butthurt you're evincing over a caption. Instead, try reading some more and learn more about even the basics on writing before crying because the viewpoint character of a caption doesn't present your country as a glittering paradise.

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    3. Yeah, Brandi. Such an emotional response to the fictional opinion expressed by a fictional character who has been kidnapped and and forceably transformed does seem a bit overboard. After all, the true focus of Emory's tales is not that of a tour guide, but of gender alteration.

      I must assume that the anonymous objection was posted by someone more interested in reading works of TG/TF fiction rather than some troll trying to protect the reputation of a town they happen to like. And posting such a derisive, (and off-topic), comment publicly should have been addressed in another manner.

      I had honestly thought Emory had "created" a fictional location and, perhaps, that night be a better option in the future. But, artistic license being the rule for captioneers, lurkers might want to take that into account before commenting.

      I'm just sayin';
      Elle

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    4. Hi Elle & Brandi - Thanks for the defense! I tend to use real places because I like to "ground" things in reality as much as possible.

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    5. Glad to support a fellow captioneer, Emory! And, while I understand your point about real places/people adding to the story's connection with the reader, it is exactly the possibility of having an accidental search bring a visitor who is not looking for our sort of ... diversity, that I try to avoid using things too close to "reality"... Especially in searchable text-fields!

      I honestly hope that the reader who left the above comment was able to get past their personal feelings about the setting and enjoy your story for what it is!!!

      Peace,Love&Kisses!!!

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  6. I really liked this one a lot. Don't worry about not being able to post more regularly, whenever you do, it's a treat.

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  7. All that being said. While this is an artfully-crafted and well-told tale, Emory; It is discouraging that such a blessing of having a gender transformation performed on an unwilling and unappreciative subject for the sole motive of personal profit.

    Although, as for this story, I must observe that it is a truly devious ploy to have the "escapee" "rescued" by 'her' buyer in order to establish a thankful attitude in the 'damsel'. It might even lead to develop an almost 'natural' relationship of love between them, while leaving the woman formerly known as "Mark" none-the-wiser.

    Peace,Love&Kisses;
    Elle

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    1. Thanks, Elle! "Unwilling and unappreciative" are sort of my bread and butter, haha.

      AND YOU TOTALLY GUESSED THE NEXT PART OF THE CAPTION!

      Shhh! Don't tell anyone. ;)

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    2. Oh NO! Not a spoiler!? I was only inferring what I thought might be a direction to take the tail... uh- I mean tale.

      I am so sorry, Sweetie!

      I'm not sure whether to bemoan that I was thinking such a devious plot or to throw my arm around you because we were SO on the same page!?!

      :x :x :x

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    3. It's okay, Elle. Great minds think alike. Or is that "devious minds?" Either way, we think alike. :P

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